Scott McLemee

Scott McLemee is an essayist and critic whose work has appeared in Feed, Lingua Franca, The New York Times, and Studia Swedenborgiana. He writes about the humanities for The Chronicle of Higher Education, where the present article first appeared in somewhat different form.

Recent Posts by Scott

The Book About The Book Against God

Critic James Wood’s sanctified blasphemies take fictional form in his new novel.

Don’t Stop Unbelieving

A new biography of America’s most godless woman.

Do the Right Thing, Damn It

America’s leading theologian on laying bricks and taking the Lord’s name in vain.